The monsoon rolled back into our state Thursday.
Heavy rains in the north part of the Valley led to flooded roads and washes in the Carefree area.
Our chopper gave us a bird's eye view of the washes.
Tranquil Trail in Carefree was anything but tranquil as the rushing waters rolled across the roads.
Many drivers pulled over for safety, but we saw many others trying to drive their cars through the flooded washes.
Up to an inch and a half of rain fell in the mountains near Carefree and Cave Creek.
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It took less than a minute for the water levels to rise from zero to 5 feet in some areas.
The rains up north soon moved south into the Valley.
HAIL IN DESERT RIDGE
The Desert Ridge area got pounded with heavy rain and even hail in some parts. Some viewers described it as nickel-sized hail.
As the storm continued to move across the Valley, more areas got drenched.
Our chopper found an entire neighborhood flooded near Thunderbird and Cave Creek roads.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale.
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In other parts of the state, flooding was so severe it prompted evacuations.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has ordered an evacuation near Big Bug Creek.
A mandatory evacuation was issued for residents located in low-lying areas.
"There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go," stated the sheriff. "Get to higher ground and avoid low water crossings."
A shelter has been set up at Mayer High School.
The weekend should be drier around Arizona, with an increase in temperatures as well.
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